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Of Relations and the Dead : Four Societies Viewed from the Angle of Their Exchanges - Cecile Barraud

Of Relations and the Dead

Four Societies Viewed from the Angle of Their Exchanges

By: Cecile Barraud (Editor), Daniel De Coppet (Editor), Andre Iteanu (Editor), Raymond Jamous (Editor), Stephen J. Suffern (Translator)

Hardcover Published: 4th October 1994
ISBN: 9780854969531
Number Of Pages: 132

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Translated from the French by Stephen J. Suffern Exchanges are fundamental to human societies. The authors show that the study of exchanges not only serves as a key to understanding particular societies as totalities but also helps to frame a comparative mode of analysis expressed in terms of a hierarchy of values. Starting with a comparative analysis of the different vocabularies used when dealing with exchange, the authors go on to provide a detailed account of how each society's exchanges form a genuine value-oriented system. Their conclusions shed light on important issues in anthropology such as the difference between subject and object; the construction of the person in the matrix of social relations; and the contrast between 'socio-cosmic' systems and other societies which recognize a universal term of reference beyond their community.

Four Societies Viewed from the Angle of Their Exchanges
Introduction
The Vocabulary of Exchanges
The Exchanges
The Exchanges of Each Society Considered as a Whole
Exchanges, Wholes, Comparison
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ISBN: 9780854969531
ISBN-10: 0854969535
Series: Explorations in Anthropology
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 132
Published: 4th October 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.38 x 14.33  x 1.35
Weight (kg): 0.27

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